Frank J. Bienas, 76, of Carmel, passed away March 22, 2018. He was born on October 16, 1941 in LaPorte, IN, son of Frank Joseph, Sr. and Catherine Masterson Bienas.
Following high school graduation, Frank attended Ball State University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education.
Frank was Band Director for the Shenandoah High School from 1967-1973, where his band won the State Fair Marching Competition in 1972. A proud moment was when the Marching Band played in President Nixon’s Inaugural Parade in 1973. Frank was the school representative for Paige’s Music Company from 1973 to 1981.
Frank Bienas Enterprises created by him allowed school groups to raise funds for their activities. He remained active in the company until he retired in 2008.
Frank was a man of many interests. He enjoyed fishing, antiquing, cooking alongside Lynn, and working in his yard. Frank looked forward to attending Bible studies, particularly studying Old Testament scriptures. He taught 6th grade Religious Ed for 21 years.
Frank was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister, led Bible Studies, taught religious education and marriage preparation. Frank was also a volunteer at the Crisis Center for Catholic Charities as well as a Lay Director for the CRHP Team.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Valeria.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Lynn Pruitt Bienas; daughter, Deborah Bienas Daily and husband, Ken; grandsons, Matthew Daily and Michael Daily, and sister, Enid Bienas Happer.
Family and friends will gather on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church from 4-8 pm with the Rosary beginning at 7:30 pm. The Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Tuesday, April 3 at 11 am with visitation beginning at 9 am in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Frank, be given to The Trinity Free Clinic, 14598 Oakridge Road, Carmel, IN 46032. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield, is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
Trinity Free Clinic
1045 West 146th St., Suite B, Carmel IN 46032